Can deaf people read?

I'm a bit bemused by this question and the answers so far. It is, of course, undeniable that deaf people can read. Of course they can; you don't read with your ears... or do you?Written English is a visual representation of a spoken language.* Growing

How do disabled people get free cell phones?

Low income individuals of any adult age can obtain a free cell phone (with 250 free minutes) through the Federal Lifeline Assistance program.A Few Tips About The Lifeline ProgramIt is important to know that the federal landline benefit is capped at $9.25 a month, but some states go a few dollars higher. The cell phones on the other hand

Are amputees allowed prosthetics in prison?

In the USA.Yes, prosthetics may be allowed. The actual decision is on a case by case decision.During my years in prison I met many inmates in wheelchairs, some motorized. I did time with a young fellow that wore a prosthetic arm that had a split-hook.

What do blind people see? Do blind people see complete black, or is it an absence of any perception of color in a way that I could not experience?

i suffered a massive ruptured subarachnoid brain aneurysm in my right temporal and parietal lobes. And am considered legally blind because i see half of everything i look at in a blurry, jerky double image and often misinterpret what i see. In my

Can blind people visualize?

I'm not blind, nor do I know anyone who is, but I see no one has answered yet so I'm going to have a crack at it. No pun intended.People who lose their sight later in life probably rely on memories to visualise and dream.This of course isn't possible for people who are born blind. Not

Can blind people have visions?

First of all, that would depend on your interpretation of

Why do lasers blind people?

I believe it's actually a thermal effect - literally ‘cooking' the rods and cones that detect light.One thing to beware of: green laser pointers are powered by infra-red laser diodes, with a frequency-doubling crystal. (DPSS )Some people (or manufacturers) remove a critical safety

Do blind people have pupils?

Some do and some do not. For example, some of my blind friends have completely white eyes. Some lost their eyes due to cancer or some other illness, so they have glass eyes that look very real. My eyes look normal and most people do not know

How do blind people survive?

I am totally blind and have been since I was born. I have a windows 7 laptop, an iPhone 7, and a white cane. All of which are tools I cannot live with out. Back in the 90's, or even early 2000's, things were not as accessible as now. And even now we still have a lot to perfect.

How do blind people draw?

I know these basic conceptions like this: When you draw a house you draw a triangle. That's how all sighted litle children are taught to draw. I can try to draw anything I want. Sometimes it might look a bit abstract, but most pictures can be recognised.

Can blind people weave?

They can weave many objects and weave many materials, and they can use weaving tools or not.  They may have to have someone else set up the materials or even set up colors if used so the blind person can

Do blind people have emotions?

This is the most ignorant question I have read today. I have a line of counter questions for you.Why would you even ask such a question? Are you fine in the head?Why would you even think of such a stupid question?How can someone be so out of his mind to even think of

Do blind people have phones?

Yes they do! People with blindness and low vision often choose to have smartphones because of all of the accessibility features.My friends with iPhones have features like large print, high contrast/inverted displays, VoiceOver screen reader, Zoom magnifier, and can install apps that

Should I help blind people?

There are "schools of thought" First, if they wanted help they would ask. Second, you could  ask. Many visually impaired have adapted to their impairment and function well. Others not so well. 

How do blind people work?

I think you'll find our metabolic and other biological functions operate much like those of sighted people.I assume that's what you mean, because

What are people who think disabled people are useless and worthless called?

Avoiding the temptation to use a rude word, the term you may be looking for is

How does a cat communicate with a deaf person?

Once upon a time, I had a number of beloved cats.This one is of baba, the greatest geriatric cat ever. Seems to be communicating just fine with me.

Do blind people marry only other blind people?

Blind people are no different than anyone else in choosing their romantic partners and/or spouses. There is no reason why a sighted person and a blind person cannot be perfectly happy together. The question also presupposes that sightedness (and blindness) are permanent - sighted people may become blind (indeed, many

What do deaf people think of the horror movie 'Hush'?

I was really excited to see this when it came out. The concept was unique. How often do you see movies where Deaf characters are stalked by a killer? You don't.However, my problem with this, and many movies like it is that the filmmakers

How do amputees go to the bathroom?

I don't directly work with people BECAUSE of amputees, but because of working within a rehabilitation setting with nurses and therapists, I have learned quite a few things over the years.There is significant difference between a traumatic amputation (from an accident ) and an amputation because of poor

Can blind people watch movies, and if so: how?

I would think that a blind person would have a greater and limitless imagination when listening to a movie by ear. I purchased the Andy Griffith show, so when we go on long trips, the kids can watch it on screen. I

Can blind people watch movies, and if so: how?

I would think that a blind person would have a greater and limitless imagination when listening to a movie by ear. I purchased the Andy Griffith show, so when we go on long trips, the kids can watch it on screen. I

How to cope with my life

First thing I want to say is Don't Turn To Drugs or Alcohol. It's not the answer. Many people believe that either one of those things make it better, make it easier.. but it will only mask the problem temporarily then they will create more problems for you down the road, making

How do amputees go to the bathroom?

I don't directly work with people BECAUSE of amputees, but because of working within a rehabilitation setting with nurses and therapists, I have learned quite a few things over the years.There is significant difference between a traumatic amputation (from an accident ) and an amputation because of poor

How do deaf and blind people watch movies?

Ill answer separately.Deaf people in the US can get caption glasses (which are pretty subpar at best) and they display the captions for the Deaf people alone.There are some open captioning theaters in places like Freemont, California which are awesome but quite rare to see in California.Blind people can get headsets to amplify the movie sound

What are the most popular characters from the Marvel comics with disabilities?

There are some great answers here by Andrew Tempest and Davi LopesAdding to those lists, and going from popular to obscure....Iron Man- Addiction (alcoholism)Hawkeye- Hearing impairedLegion -Dissociative identity disorderTyphoid Mary Dissociative identity disorder and ptsdEcho -DeafBlindfold- BlindHellion- Double amputee (arms)Silhouette- Paralyzed from the waist downHammer (Six Pack member) Paralysis (total)Kane (Six Pack member)

What do deaf people think of the horror movie 'Hush'?

I was really excited to see this when it came out. The concept was unique. How often do you see movies where Deaf characters are stalked by a killer? You don't.However, my problem with this, and many movies like it is that the filmmakers

What is the proper etiquette for looking at burn victims?

I don't have experience of meeting rehabilitated burn victims, but I have had my share of meeting people with disfiguring disabilities. I have also interviewed a few of them during my research work. What I understand is, People with Disabilities do not

Do deaf people enjoy going to music concerts?

Yes. I don't know exactly how deaf people are able to experience and appreciate music, but I know some of them do.I had a friend at Oxford who loved music even though he was deaf - I'm sure he said he was

Why do fast food restaurants discriminate against disabled people?

Sorry.  I find your question is flawed.  The hours of operation of a drive-through versus dine-in do not violate the ADA relative to disabilities necessitating alternate means of travel.  The only violation would occur if said establishment refused to serve someone who arrived via non-vehicle (bicycle, on-foot).It is not the

Why do people get attention with crutches?

Possible reasons besides the fact that it's normal for a person to look at another person using a cane, walker, crutches, or wheelchair.They're easily noticed. Some people will check if they need any help and give what assistance they can. Some will relate to the crutch walker since they were there themselves. Others might simply be grateful it's not

Should I tell a prospective employer I have a disability?

I can give you my experience, but your mileage, as always, may vary.When I started my career in software engineering, I did not let employers know of my disability until it became relevant, which usually was at the in-person interview,

What's the most common reason some people are born deaf?

I was born deaf due to genetics. Some years ago there were academic statistics covering deafness from birth and the patterns illustrated two main areas. 50% genetics and 50% due to birth complications; premature; viral infections; other unknown causes. Recent years of academic studies, evidence based practice and medical researches have shown varying differences in statistics as to

Can people who are born deaf think verbally?

The ability to hear sounds has nothing to do with the ability to learn a language. It might not be intuitive if you have spoken only sound-based languages your whole life, but a human language can use any kind of symbol, no matter how it's encoded-gesture, sound, touch,

Can blind people imagine sounds?

Can blind people imagine sounds?Given that blind people not otherwise labeled Deafblind are hearing people, I have to say the answer to this is... yes. They are persons that have the same hearing culture and access to literature, media, language, and stimuli as all hearing

Can blind people be dyslexic?

I believe it is possible, If we take the visual out of learning for now. If look at retention of the auditory/dictation, students would still have a problem writing down some of the words. They would still write some of the letters incorrectly.If you

Do people with deafness often have an easier time than others relating to those with ADD and/or Asperger's?

I think an Aspie may come across as rude at first and possibly condescending towards a person with hearing impairment/difficulty, and may have trouble relating or sympathising with them. I say this being an Aspie myself, and as much as I like people, there's always an initial negative judgement (standard Aspie trait) of the

Are most blind people fully blind?

Not really. For example, I am

How do people with physical disabilities view people with mental disabilities?

People with physical disabilities aren't a monolithic group, all of a single mindset; we're individuals, as are able-bodied people, as are people with developmental or emotional or other disabilities.

Do deaf schizophrenic people (particularly those deaf from birth) hear voices?

Well i think Don's answer below does kind of categorically answer the question from real experience but i'd still like to add something. I have suffered from schizo affective disorder, very similar disease to Schizophrenia, since 2008. Now hearing voices has been one of the major symptoms. But the thing to

How do people born blind and deaf think?

Being born as blind and deaf is something like God's gift. So he gave them the power to think.If you look from one view than you will find that how innovative how beautifully they should have imagine. Its the construction of their imagination. Its there world, its their way of living.Though their life is

Do blind people really have gray eyes?

Generally no, but they can. When people imagine ‘grey eyes,' they are typically thinking of the appearance of heavy cataracts. A cataract is a film over the eye, which can impair vision. Cataracts on their own generally only cause blindness in developing countries, as medical professionals in first-world countries are able to remove most cataracts with ease. However,

What is it like to work with the developmentally disabled?

It can be very rewarding and fun. It can also be very discouraging and heartbreaking. It's certainly englightening. I definitely don't begrudge my time working with them, despite some unpleasant experiences, because it taught me a lot about injustices and compassion.The people I worked with were adults

What are some examples of communication aids for people with developmental disabilities?

Whatever you're looking to do, you can be sure there's an app to help you. Whether it's finding your way around a new city or locating the nearest wheelchair accessible toilet, we've compiled a list of some of the most useful accessibility apps around to enable

What are mental health disabilities?

some sort of neurological or cognitive impairment, the degree of which is not fixed except in australia where for disability claims the impairment must be 20% or greater as interpreted by a registered psychiatrist (not psychologist) according to the latest DMS guidelines, incidentally it used to be called in Australian common law"an abnormality of

Do you consider mental illness to be a true disability?

My answer has to be: Absolutely not if they